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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
152,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Mercury Monterey accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Mercury Monterey Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 272013


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Monterey. The contact was driving 60 mph when third row seating frame fractured. The vehicle was not taken for inspection or repair. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was purchased out of the state, in which they would not acknowledge NHTSA campaign number: 13V081000 (seats). The approximate failure mileage was 170000.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012


  • 135,000 miles
Latching anchor for third row seat is welded to side of the vehicle. Tried to latch seat and the entire anchor assembly broke away due to rust. Dealer recommended auto body repair shop. Took to 3 shops including cartar, who all recommend replacing entire rear quarterpanel with salvaged parts. Estimates were $5,000 and up. Cost of repair exceeds value of vehicle, so the 3rd row seats can no longer be used.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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